Dustin 'Big Buff' Byfuglien Hits the Ice One Last Time

Published July 17, 2023 at 4:29 PM
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One of the scariest, most tough NHLers of all-time is returning to the ice for one last game.

Dustin 'Big Buff' Byfuglien is making a one-off comeback alongside other retired NHL legends for ex-teammate Marian Hossa's farewell game for charity in August.

Career Cut Short

Byfuglien was one of the games most dominant defenseman during the early to mid 2010's before major injuries got in his way.

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A physical force to be reckoned with, the former Winnipeg Jets Captain held players accountable both on and off the ice with devastating hits and tough lessons.

Byfuglien was forced to retire due to injuries after a dispute with the Jets before the 2019/20 season.

In total Byfuglien played 869 NHL games with 177 goals, 348 assists, and 525 points.

The highlight of his career was winning the Stanley Cup in 2010 with Chicago.

All Star Roster

The charity event features a ton of well-known names from hockey's past, many of them former teammates of Byfuglien and Hossa.

The full Lineup is as follows:

N. Lidström
Z. Chara
D. Byfuglien
N. Hjalmarsson
M. Havlat
P. Sharp
M. Gáborík
T. Kopecky
D. Alfredsson
M. Handzuš
M. Šatan
M. Rozsíval
J. Toews

Now that is truly a star-studded roster, with multiple Hall-of-Famers who if the game took place in the mid 2000's would certainly be a Stanley Cup threat.

The Charity Game takes place August 18th in Slovakia, where all proceeds will go to Marian Hossa's charity 'Hoss Heroes'.

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